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    Robert Mondavi Oakville District Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

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    • WE92
    • ST91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Enthusiast, 91 Wine Spectator, 91 The Wine Advocate, 91 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 15.6%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 109037

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2007 vintage was excellent for Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. Responding to a cold, dry winter with 40 to 50% less rainfall than average, the vines' vigor was diminished from the outset, producing minimal foliage. Spring temperatures were warm, starting the growing season quickly with early bloom and fruit set. With mild temperatures prevailing through August, the grapes ripened slowly and evenly in ideal conditions of sunny days and foggy evenings. A temperate fall allowed the Cabernet Sauvignon fruit to hang longer, giving us concentrated and spectacular flavors.

    Opulence defines this rich bouquet of black cherries, blackberries and spice. Lush aromatics of wild thyme and French lavender meet traces of mocha and roasted coffee, balanced with silky tannins that augment a long finish. This wine demonstrates why Cabernet Sauvignon from the legendary Oakville AVA is some of the most sought-after in the world.

    Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc

    Critical Acclaim:

    A big, dense, brooding wine, concentrated and powerful in blackberries, cherries and cassis. The tannins are sandpapery, giving the mouth a scoury feeling added to by the acids. An interesting, complex young wine that's well made and needs time to come around. Drink it over the next 6-8 years.

    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Deep, rich and concentrated, yet well-balanced, elegant and detailed, with mineral, loamy earth, dried berry, black licorice and sage flavors that firm up and end with drying tannins. Drink now through 2020. 13,700 cases made.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville (94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc) has deep black currant fruit as well as notes of lead pencil shavings, camphor, and spice. It is medium to full-bodied, elegant, and rich from beginning to end, with outstanding purity, depth, and texture. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Good, bright ruby-red. Highly expressive aromas and flavors of currant, rose petal and cardamom. At once sweet and delicate, with sneaky depth of flavor. This really spreads out to coat the mouth and finishes with impressive breadth. The most gentle and approachable of Mondavi's 2007 cabernets. 'In 2007 we could wait as long as we wanted to pick, without getting dehydration like in 2006,' noted winemaker Gonzalez.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    User Reviews:

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    John Westcott (11/1/2012)
    Excellent Mondavi from an excellent year
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    PamBaugh (2/2/2012)
    Love it.
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    rob eberwein (6/4/2011)
    DElicious!
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    Sparky G (10/13/2012)
    Pretty good, but I expected a bit more.
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    Chase Mohr (1/11/2012)
    A very good wine for the price full bodied.
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    BFL (10/19/2011)
    Excellent! A real treat at a great price. I should have purchased more!
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    bonus vinum bonus vitum (7/1/2011)
    Big California Cab. Lots of black fruit, lots of tannin. Like most 07 Cabs, it can indeed be enjoyed now, but needs a little more time before it reaches its potential. There is plenty here to portend a very complex, layered more elgant wine, if one has the patience to let the youthful exuberance settle down with some bottle aging.
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    DC Wine (11/7/2011)
    Somewhat disappointing. Basically bought because of the 33% discount. Lacks the character I look for in a good napa cab. Solid smell, but short on the palate and little complexity. Rather simple cap.
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    Baton Rouge Wine Drinker (12/28/2011)
    What a diappointment. I had the unfiltered Mondavi Oakville a few years back and thought that it was one of most delicious cabs I had ever had. I expected the 2007 Cab to be just as good, but was thoroughly disappointed at the first taste and subsequent glasses. This cab was bland, had no real body and was not a very smooth wine at all. I felt embarrassed sharing this wine with my guest. Maybe my other two bottles will be better? I hope so.
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    Rosemary Kline (4/20/2012)

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